Cheesy Southwest Chicken Soup Recipe (2024)

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Posted: 01/14/18Updated: 07/31/23

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Cheesy Southwest Chicken Soup Recipe – Comfortingsoup filled with onions, peppers, black beans, corn, and finished off with a little cream to give it that extra little something!


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Cheesy Southwest Chicken Soup is one of the best comfort foods. What’s not to like? It has those wonderful Southwestern flavors in it and it’s soup…with chips in it. Plus this Cheesy Southwest Soup has black beans, corn, chicken green pepper and more! Need I say more?

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Cheesy Southwest Chicken Soup Ingredients!

  • Butter
  • Olive oil
  • Onion
  • Green bell pepper
  • Poblano
  • Green chiles
  • Chili powder
  • Cumin, divided
  • Flour
  • Chicken broth
  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Creole seasoning or seasoned salt
  • Heavy cream
  • Corn
  • Black beans
  • Topping: Shredded Jack cheese, cilantro or green onions
  • Tortilla chips

Hi Julie’s Eats & Treats readers! It’s Jaren from Diary of a Recipe Collector back to share some good food with you! Did you know that Mexican/Southwestern food recipes are by far my favorite cuisine to cook. I could eat it eight nights a week!

A few more Mexican/Southwestern food recipes I adore areWhite Chicken Enchilada Pasta Recipe,Creamy Chicken Enchiladas Recipe, andOne Pot Mexican Chicken Spaghetti!

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No, I’m not Mexican or even close to living in the Southwest. I’m a Southern Louisiana gal, a Cajun born and raised. But it doesn’t matter because I love it all! It was the number one food I craved when I was pregnant every time too. It’s a wonder my kids aren’t in love with it as much as me. They are getting better. They associate Mexican food with chips and cheese dip. And I think they are all for that! When we say we are going out to eat Mexican food, we hear shouts of joy.

We have a fun local restaurant that is so kid-friendly. It has games and anenclosedoutdoor play area they can go to while the grown-ups finish eating and enjoying life. So it will come as no surprise that it is one our favorite places to go with 4 kids. Chips, cheese dip, play outside, games…a kid’s dream spot!

Why can’t all restaurants have enclosedoutdoor play areas??

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So when we can’t visit that favorite restaurant I love to make meals like this Cheesy Southwest Chicken Soup. And the kids are happy because they get to dunk their tortilla chips in it. Even my little picky eater loved it! I love it when that happens.

I wanted to make this soup a little thicker and creamier. I added some heavy cream to make that happen. Between that and the shredded Jack cheese, we totally loved it. I can’t wait to make it again when we get some chilly weather! Enjoy and thanks for allowing me to share with you today!

More delicious chicken soup on the blog!

  • Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Soup Recipe
  • Slow Cooker King Ranch Chicken Soup
  • {Instant Pot} Pressure Cooker Chicken Taco Soup
  • French Onion Soup
  • Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
  • Hamburger Macaroni Soup
  • Ham Bone Soup

Did you make this? If you snap a photo, please be sure tag me on Instagram at @julieseatsandtreats or #julieseatsandtreats so I can see your yummy treat!

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4.67 from 15 votes

Cheesy Southwest Chicken Soup

ComfortingCheesy Southwest Chicken Soup filled with onions, peppers, black beans, corn, and finished off with a little cream to give it that extra little something!

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  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 small green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 poblano seeds removed and chopped
  • 1 4 oz. can diced green chiles
  • 1 1/2 tbsp chili powder divided
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin divided
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts chopped in 1 inch pieces
  • 1 tsp creole seasoning or seasoned salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup corn canned or frozen
  • 1 cup black beans canned
  • Topping: Shredded Jack cheese cilantro or green onions
  • Tortilla chips


  • In a large pot, heat butter and olive oil over medium-high heat.

  • Add onions and peppers. Saute for about 10 minutes. Season with 1 tbsp chili powder, and 1 tsp cumin.

  • Add green chiles and saute for a few more minutes.

  • Add flour, stir to combine, and cook for 1 minute.

  • Slowly add in broth while stirring. Bring to a boil.

  • Add chicken, seasoned with remaining chili powder and cumin and creole seasoning. Boil for about 15 minutes.

  • Reduce heat to medium and add corn, black beans, and heavy cream. Cook for about 10 more minutes. Taste to season.

  • To serve: Spoon soup into a bowl. Add some tortilla chips, shredded cheese, and cilantro and/or green onions.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 334kcal (17%), Carbohydrates: 22g (7%), Protein: 17g (34%), Fat: 20g (31%), Saturated Fat: 10g (63%), Cholesterol: 83mg (28%), Sodium: 1220mg (53%), Potassium: 651mg (19%), Fiber: 5g (21%), Sugar: 3g (3%), Vitamin A: 1350IU (27%), Vitamin C: 49.3mg (60%), Calcium: 55mg (6%), Iron: 2.3mg (13%)

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I'm here to help you win in the kitchen again! Life is Busy, Life is Crazy, but that doesn't mean you can't make your family dinner! Julie's goal is to provide you with easy, family, friendly recipes that use pantry staples. Dinnertime will be stress free again!


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  1. Brittney says

    Could you make this soup in a instant pot?


    • Julie Evink says

      I’m not sure Brittney I’ve never tested it in the IP. If you try it let me know if it works!


      • Haley says

        Is it spicy at all ? I have heartburn sometimes

      • Julie Evink says

        Yes it has a bit of a kick to it.

  2. Brooke says

    Best soup I have ever made. Thank you so much!


  3. Jenna says

    Do you add the chicken in raw or precooked?


    • Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector) says

      Hi Jenna! You add it in raw and it cooks in the soup.


  4. Toshiba says

    Made it today super delish!!!! My kids loooooove it!!!!


    • Julie Evink says

      So glad you enjoyed it!


  5. Rebecca says

    I can’t wait to make this soup for my family! How many servings would you say it makes and does it freeze well?


    • Jaren Dubois says

      Hi Rebecca! This soup serves about 6 people. I have not frozen it, but I think it would freeze great for up to 3 months. Thanks!


  6. Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen says

    This cheesy chicken soup is so classy, so cheesy, so full of gorgeous colors and delish flavors. Ultimate comfort food!


    • Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector) says

      Thanks Anu!


  7. Whitni @ A Cookie & A Kiss says

    I am totally making this soup sometime! Such simple ingredients, too. Love it.


    • Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector) says

      Thanks Whitni!


  8. Kelly says

    That restaurant sounds wonderful! Love the idea of an enclosed outdoor play area! This soup would be a hit with my family too! Looks so cozy & delicious!


    • Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector) says

      It really is the best restaurant! Thanks Kelly!


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